Speak Out: Youth Advocacy
Getting the right people to listen when you have something to say isn't always easy, especially when you're young.
Youth Advocacy is all about providing young people with support to make sure their views are heard and are taken seriously.
Advocacy services can help by:
- Speaking up for you
- Making sure that your rights are respected
- Making sure that you have a say in the decisions which affect your life
The Welsh Government wants to ensure that every young person receives a standard of advocacy they are happy with, no matter who they are or where they live. And, as advocacy is all about listening to young people, that is exactly what they're doing.
They've come up with 5 aims for all advocacy services to meet — and they want your feedback to make sure they've got it right.
It doesn't matter whether you've used an advocacy service (like MEIC) or not; as long as you have an opinion, they want to hear it. It'll only take a minute, but your views will benefit the future of all young people in need of advocacy.
If you would like to read about the plans for standards of advocacy services in Wales — and particularly if you'd like to answer 3 questions and give some feedback — just click here. You can either post, phone or email your comments (all the information is in the booklet), or if you prefer just leave them at the bottom of this article and we'll pass them on for you.
- Booklet and feedback form (it's only 6 pages, so don't worry if you're not big on reading)
- More information
- MEIC (if you're looking for advocacy, talk to these guys for free)